Female teachers threaten protest in Lakki Marwat

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The all primary schoolteachers association has threatened to launch protest movement if the government didn’t upgrade female teachers without delay.

Talking to reporters here on Monday, the association’s district general secretary Mohammad Ibrahim and Naurang tehsil president Irfanullah Khan said that the concerned authorities were not serious in upgrading female primary schoolteachers to BPS-14 and 15, causing unrest among them.

They also demanded of the authorities concerned to release second installment of conditional grant to the girls’ primary schools to provide basic facilities to schools, like construction of additional classrooms, boundary walls, drinking water and electrification facilities.

The teachers also asked the government to not implement the cluster school supervision plan, and accept the charter of demands put forward by the association’s provincial president Malik Khalid.

TRAINING WORKSHOP: The wildlife department on Monday organised a daylong training workshop for its employees on global positioning system (GPS) at the crane conservation centre here.

Officials from Bannu and Kohat divisions participated in the training activity. Wildlife GIS expert Fareedullah Khan imparted training to the participants on use of GPS device in carrying out their professional activities. DFO Bannu Abdul Halim Khan, DFO Dera Ismail Khan, Khan Malook and SDFO Lakki Abdul Rehman were also in attendance.

“The objective of the training is to improve skills of participants in using GPS and GIS with special focus on conserving wildlife and their habitats,” said the expert.

He shed light on the techniques of data generation, data management and data analysis, and said that the use of new technology would help to promote and protect wildlife.

“The collection of precise data and accurate survey will also help to formulate result oriented policies and plan future projects for the promotion of wildlife,” he maintained.

The wildlife expert said that global positioning system was the best tool for ensuring effective monitoring of wildlife conservation activities of field staff.

With the use of new technology, he said, the activities before and during the implementation of development projects in wildlife sector could be monitored in a better way.

Wildlife divisional forest officers Abdul Halim and Khan Malook said that the training on GPS would enhance professional capacity of wildlife employees.

Source: Dawn News.